Module Projects

New in August 2017: Tips for Module Writers.  Includes a revised ERWC 3.0 “Key Questions” handout, the new “cheat sheet.”

ERWC modules are teaching units written following the ERWC Assignment Template.  I have begun a series of posts describing how to write an ERWC module from the ground up.  These can be accessed by clicking on the category “Writing an ERWC Module” or by clicking on the links below.

When I write modules, I use an outline of the ERWC Assignment Template with key questions to remind me of what I need to think about at each stage.  I call this my cheat sheet.

I. Writing an ERWC-style Module: Choosing Texts

II. Designing Prereading Activities

III. A Couple of Mini-Mini Modules (These very short modules are useful for helping teachers see the “arc” of a module from prereading to writing.  They are also very teachable mini-lessons.)

a. An Update on the Mini-Mini Modules

b. A Science-oriented Micro-Module

c. A mini-module on a Jimmy Kimmel monologue (added August, 2017)

IV. Designing Reading Activities

V. Considering the Writing Prompt (An Interlude)

VI. Designing Postreading Activities

VII. Connecting Reading to Writing: Discovering What You Think

VIII. Writing Rhetorically: Entering the Conversation

IX. “Text to Text” and the “Arc” of a Module–Some ideas inspired by the i3 Study

a. The ERWC Arc and Terms for Transfer

b. The ERWC Arc and Bloom’s Taxonomy

c.  From ERWC Template to ERWC Arc–A useful chart.

d.  The revised Arc handout.

X. The Gatsby Module

a. A philosophy of teaching literature

b. Using Gatsby to Teach Inference

c. Literary Devices in Gatsby

d. Burke’s Pentad and Gatsby

e. A draft of the Gatsby module

f. An updated draft of the Gatsby module

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